Fabric logo-patch worn by members of the Van
Wert (OH) Police Department, a gift of Officer Dennis Wagonrod.
Press release from Adventure Racing
Magazine of Bradenton, FL, published by David R. and Cynthia K. Miner,
announcing its sale to Adventure Sports Magazine.
Letters written circa 1911-1912 by Bertha
(Minerd) Pringle, who died of injuries after years of domestic violence.
Article by Dr. Eric L. McDowell,
"A Numerical Introduction to Partial Fractions," published in the
November 2002 edition of The College Mathematics Journal.
Copy of the 2002 book, All Nine Alive! The
Dramatic Mine Rescue That Inspired and Cheered a Nation, published by
the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and quoting Mark Zambanini.
Copy of the Swearingen family book Family
Historical Register, by Henry Hartwell Swearingen, published in 1884 by
C.W. Brown, Washington, DC.
Copy of the 2002 booklet, Lynn Point
Cemetery: Burial Listings and Mapping and Cleanup Efforts, published by
the Minerd-Miner-Minor Reunion Committee.
Copy of the book, A Pioneer History of
Richland County, Ohio, by General Roeliff Brinkerhoff, edited by Mary
Jane (Armstrong) Henney, published in 1993 by the Richland County
Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society.
Copy of the Sept. 12, 2002 feature article in the Williamsburg
(VA) Daily Press about teenage pastry chef Tim Minerd, who in
November will receive a Make-A-Wish Foundation trip to New York City to
attend the New York Chocolate Convention.
Obituaries of John and Barbara (Shaeffer)
Minerd Jr. and Henry and Catherine (Bowers) Minerd, pioneer
settlers of the Indiana-Ohio state line in the late 1830s and early 1840s.
Obituary of Caroline (Minerd) Pring,
who with her husband John Pring was a pioneer settler of Cedarville,
IN in 1847.
Pages from The McGirks of Missouri, published
in July 1967 by David Harrell of San Francisco, and containing the obituary
of Leonidas Soland McGirk Sr.
Newspaper clippings and booklet about the
Sept. 8, 2002 dedication of a Pennsylvania State Historical Marker at the
pioneering housing community of Norvelt, PA, sponsored by and named in honor
of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and in which Ralph C. and Violet (Summy)
Minerd were original homeowners.
Pages from the 1986 booklet, Ohio City
Church of God, with many extracts from the 1974 book, John
Winebrenner: 19th Century Reformer, by Dr. G. Richard Kern.
Copies of 'Once Upon Another Time,' a series
of newspaper articles by Mary Jane (Armstrong) Henney in the Mansfield
(OH) News-Journal from July 1985 to December 1987.
Copy of the 2-volume series, Ohio Cemeteries
(1978) and Ohio Cemeteries Addendum (1990), landmark works identifying large and small burial grounds throughout Ohio, published
by the Ohio Genealogical Society, an effort co-chaired by Mary Jane
Pages from the 1884 book, The History of
Tuscarawas County, Ohio, mentioning Solomon Minard Sr. as an
early member of the Bethlehem Methodist Episcopal Church.
Newspaper clipping from the 'Eighth Annual
Minard' Reunion, likely held in or near Mt. Vernon, Knox County, OH in the
early 1900s, with Francis D. 'Frank' Minard serving as president.
Several hundred pages of genealogy records of
Mary Jane (Armstrong) Henney of Mansfield, OH, documenting 5
generations of the Solomon Minard Sr. branch in Knox and Richland
Copies of manuscript memoirs written by Dr.
Roy S. Minerd -- Keep Sweet! written circa 1916-1918, and Notes
on Trip in the West, August 17-September 12, 1948.
Music CDs -- Lisa and BLS-Two
-- recorded in 2002 by Bill and Lisa (Hawker) Janoske of Oakland, MD.
Photocopy of the Harbaugh Reunion Minutes
1947-2001, begun in September 1947 by then-Secretary Theodore
Mountain and continued today by Betty Lou (Harbaugh) Tressler.
Copy of the 2002 book, Tom Custer: Ride to
Glory by Carl F. Day, published by Arthur H. Clark Co., Spokane, WA.
World War I service record of Jacob C.
Crabtree of Alliance, OH, who served in the 329th Field Hospital.
World War II honorable discharge certificate of seaman first class James
Howard Crabtree of the US Navy.
Delayed birth certificates of Frank and
Margaret (Kilgore) Minerd of Uniontown, PA.
Pay envelopes of coal miner Paul Ream
of the Consolidation Coal Co. (1939-1944) and Saxman Coal and Coke Co.
Technical papers authored from 1977 to 1984
by the late Dr. Henry M. Horstman, of the Instituto
di Astronomia, Universita di Bologna, Italy, on his research of gamma
ray bursts and cosmic fireballs using balloon observation techniques,
courtesy of the Space Sciences
Laboratory of the University of California at Berkeley.
Copy of the 2002 book Polish Political
Emigres in the United States of America, 1831-1864, by Florian Stasik,
translated by Eugene Podraza, published by the Polish American
1988 Buffalo News article about the
husband and wife Pro Rally automobile racing team of Jon and Jean Minerd
of Yorkshire, NY.
Copy of the book Fort Necessity and Historic
Shrines of the Redstone Country (1932), published by the Fort Necessity
Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, mentioning the work of William
A. Gaither as caretaker of famed historical landmark, Braddock's Grave, near Uniontown, PA.
Pages from the 1983 book, Dunbar: The
Furnace Town, describing the 1910 fire and the 1912 flood that destroyed
the home and jewelry store, respectively, of James and Lizzie (Minerd)
Printouts of the online History of the
Hopwood United Methodist Church, mentioning Rev. Isaac H. Minerd, W.A.
and Bertha (Ingles) Stone, Benton 'Lucas' and Lizzie White, and Simeon
Copy of the May 2002 brit milah
ceremony for Jordan Alexander Miner of Cape Cod, MA.
National Law Journal guest column,
"Lawyers and the Press: Deadly Enemies or Friends?" authored by Mark
A. Miner (May 6, 2002).
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Oct. 7,
2001 "Focus" Magazine, with a cover story on Mill Run, PA,
featuring a photograph of the 3-generation Work family farm.
1873 birth certificate of Frank W. Hanshaw
Sr., of Grafton, Taylor County, WV.
Page from the book, Westmoreland Towns in
the World War, with a photograph and military career information about Ray
Clayton Stairs of Mt. Pleasant, PA.
1892 newspaper article from Uniontown, PA,
quoting the court testimony of Katherine (Ramsey) Minerd in the
burglary trial of her brother, Jack Ramsey, of the notorious Cooley Gang.
Burial records of Missouri (Shelkey)
Minerd and her son Ernest Minerd at Bowman-Flatwoods Cemetery
near Vanderbilt, PA.
1937 newspaper article from Uniontown, PA,
about Harry Minerd's grisly discovery of a severed head near B&O
Railroad tracks in Dunbar, PA.
Pages from St. Bartholomew's Evangelical
Lutheran Church Parish Records, by Paul Miller Ruff, mentioning John
Minard Sr. and John Minard Jr. of New Rumley, Harrison County,
OH, as charter members in 1834.
Pages from the History of the Methodist
Episcopal Church of Uniontown, Pa. by Robert F. Hopwood (1938),
describing the active work of Andrew 'Stewart' Ingles.
Pages from History of Perry County, Ohio
by Clement L. Martzolff (1902), with a description of the town of Sego.
Additional Civil War pension records of Charles
Rose (171st PA Infantry), David Harbaugh (5th PA Heavy Artillery),
Andrew Jackson Rose (142nd PA Infantry, Austin Coleman VanHorn
(86th OH Infantry), William J. Burditt (123rd OH Infantry) and William
H. Shepard (36th OH and 34th OH Infantry), from the National
Military pension records of Spanish-American
War veterans Thomas Strauch (14th PA Infantry) and Lester Sherwood
(2nd AR Infantry), from the National
Marriage records from Elkhart County, IN, for
Mabel (Miner) Dixon and Mary (Miner) Violett, strongly thought
to be cousins, though their exact connection is unknown.
The magazine Adventure
Racing (Issue #4, 2002), edited and published by David Richard Miner,
with help from general manager Cynthia K. Miner, and a guest column
on nutrition by Mae (Horne) Miner, R.N.
Copy of the book A Complete History of the
Scioto Marsh by Carl Drumm, republished in 1976 by the Hardin County
Historical Society, Kenton, OH, with references to the 1904 electric chair death of
William Nichols, convicted murderer of Alpheus Minerd.
Article by Christine (Minerd) Smith,
"A Mississippi Hero Visits Trinity Church (Imaging William
Faulkner)" in the January 2002 issue of The Vision newspaper of
the Trinity United Methodist Church in Denver, CO.
Obituary of Ohio Farmer co-publisher William
Henry Lawrence of Cleveland, OH, who was shot by a jealous lover in
Newspaper clippings and court records from
Hardin County, OH about the 1903-1904 trial and imprisonment of William
Nichols, murderer of Civil War veteran Alpheus Minerd.
World War I letters written from France by Oliver
Stoner of Robinson, IL, as well as later obituaries and funeral cards
for him and his wife Audria.
Funeral card and death certificate of Civil
War veteran David Harbaugh (1910) of near Scullton, PA.
1936 obituary of Nathan Clarence Stoner
of Robinson, IL, a onetime manufacturer of oil field pumps who later leased
real estate properties.
Papers of Letitia (Harbaugh) Stoner of
Sistersville, WV and Robinson, IL, including her 1895 marriage license and
announcement card; copies of letters she wrote and received; a postcard from
nieces Leona and Anna May Laughery of Farmington, DE; and her 1962
Family history papers kept by Dorothy
(Stoner) Sheldon of Findlay, OH.
Copy of the World War II ration book of Agnes
(Stoner) Wood of Findlay, OH.
Copies of these books by Dr. G. Richard
Kern: John Winebrenner: 19th Century Reformer (Central Publishing
House, 1974); A History of the Ohio Conference (Evangel Press, 1986);
and Findlay College: The First Hundred Years (Evangel Press, 1984).
News articles on the career of Dr. G.
Richard Kern of Findlay, OH, former President of the Winebrenner
Theological Seminary and former Professor of History at the University of
Copies of Mennonite Weekly Review
columns by Kathleen Kern, a member of the Christian Peace Maker Team
currently serving in the West Bank of Israel.
Obituary of Addie V. (Benn) Custer-Cain
of Bowling Green, OH, whose 1st husband was Thomas C. Custer, son of Captain
Thomas Ward Custer and nephew of General George Armstrong Custer.
Copy of the 1996 book, The
History/Genealogy of John and Nancy McCullough Jewell by Ivan Stearns,
highlighting the descendants of William L. and Pera (Minerd) Jewell of Wood
Obituary of Gerald D. Croll, co-owner
of the Croll Funeral Homes of Tontogany and Grand Rapids, OH.
Pages from the Index to Commissioners
Journal of Wood County (OH) on the awarding of bridge-building contracts
circa 1895-1901 to Jacob Minerd and William J. Burditt of
Obituary of Wood County (OH) pioneer Jemima
Letter from the National Cemetery
Administration with information on the burials of these soldiers who died in
the Civil War: Andrew J. Miner (90th OH Cavalry), Leonard Rowan
(85th PA Infantry), John I. White (85th PA Infantry), Burkett M.
Fawcett (3rd WV Infantry) and Jacob M. Younkin (85th PA
Censuses, death certificates and a funeral
card for members of the family of John and Lizzie (Miner) Lytle of
Hand-drawn map of Greenbrier Cemetery near
Ohio City, OH, the burial place for James Knight Jr. (died 1875).
Grade school report cards and autograph book
of Letitia (Harbaugh) Stoner, of near Scullton, Somerset County, PA,
Printed advertisement for vacuum pumps built
at the Stoner Machine Shop in Sistersville, WV circa 1900.
Copy of Stephen E. Ambrose's book, Comrades
(Simon & Schuster, 1999) featuring a chapter called "Brothers: The
Custer Boys" discussing General George A. Custer and his brother Thomas
Pages from the 1993 book, The Family of
Peter Everly (c1749-1819), by James H. Shaw of Brownsville, PA,
with information on the families of Absalom and Sarah (Carroll) Everly
and H.H. and Mary (Fawcett) Gribble of Preston County, WV.
Civil War pension file of Absalom Everly
of Co. C of the 3rd WV Infantry, 3rd WV Cavalry and 6th WV Cavalry, from the